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  1. Kim Dedmon
    April 10, 2017 @ 7:29 am

    When I first read the title to your post, I thought it was going to be about Jack asking you for 5 more minutes, as my son does ALL THE TIME. Of course, that is not what it is about – of course it is much more meaningful than our daily battles. I am so incredibly sad and sorry for your loss. I pray that you and your community will find peace and sweet memories as you support his wife in her loss. Know that there are so many things that went into this tragedy that are totally outside of your control and be grateful for the lesson it teaches us all.

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  2. Mary Beth Danielson
    April 10, 2017 @ 7:51 am

    “The problem is that grief is not sustainable from the periphery.” This is an amazing observation and line of poetry. I’ve going to remember this. I think falling back into a routine, for those of us not on the front-lines of loss, this is such a human blessing. We just plow on and make lists and do the things we do. While remembering their smiles.

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  3. agshap
    April 10, 2017 @ 8:15 am

    We really must learn to stop and smell the flowers….everyone is always in a rush – not thinking – we no longer have time for anyone…my grandson has taught me to slow down. What difference does it make if we give each other five more minutes? I have actually enjoyed sitting with my grandson those extra minutes – life is so fragile – cant imagine your ache – just remember the good times and take comfort in that.

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  4. Theresa Hudson
    April 10, 2017 @ 8:37 am

    I have always found it so hard to justify the loss of someone who fills the world with such goodness and generosity. Why do we lose the folks who follow the rules and love their family, neighbors, and still write handwritten notes? In the most basic sense it is so grossly unfair as if fairness has ever been a yardstick for tragic loss. I am so sorry, Carrie. Transition really is so difficult , isn’t it? and at the same time inevitable. Thank you for sharing a little of Jeremiah’s life with us. What a good man.

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  5. Carol Bruce
    April 10, 2017 @ 10:19 am

    So sorry for the loss of your friend.

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  6. Robin Mcbeath
    April 10, 2017 @ 10:41 am

    What a powerful piece….thank you for this.

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  7. Teresa Swanson
    April 10, 2017 @ 10:57 am

    So sorry, Thank you for this post as the timing was perfect. Yesterday our friends held a funeral for their baby girl. Alongside this horrible thing we also deal with the impatience and challenges autism causes our son Micah and us.

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  8. soletusknow
    April 10, 2017 @ 12:31 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Thanks for sharing <3

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  9. Jeannie Prinsen
    April 10, 2017 @ 6:07 pm

    So sorry about the death of your friend. He sounds like a wonderful person. You’ve reminded us here of the brevity of life and the importance of taking the time. We all seem to need regular reminding … so thank you.

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  10. Dina Conzemius
    April 10, 2017 @ 6:44 pm

    There are no answers. Love to his wife and Oscar.

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  11. Kimybeee
    April 10, 2017 @ 9:29 pm

    So very sorry for your loss! But how blessed you all were to have him in your lives!

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  12. Chris Colpitts
    April 11, 2017 @ 2:14 am

    This post was shared with me by my baby sister, a friend of yours. I am passing this along to Jeremiah’s wife, who is one of my dearest and oldest friends (I mean, she’s not old, but our relationship is). Thank you for this remembrance of him.

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  13. quyenle2015
    April 12, 2017 @ 6:58 am

    Just five minutes but It may change a lot of our Thinking and caring for each other , thanks for sharing for your story.

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  14. Tina C
    April 14, 2017 @ 11:41 am

    Wish Jeremiah RIP. God bless his family. Just five more minutes for your loved ones….

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  15. Janet (grandmother)
    April 17, 2017 @ 7:34 am

    So sorry for your loss. It brings me back to when I participated in Relay for Life. My sister died from Brain Cancer and the question was asked, What would it mean to you to have no Cancer in the world? MORE TIME! As I grow older and hopefully a little wiser, I try to remember that answer. Every minute counts. God bless you and your wonderful family.

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